Location of photoElkhart, Illinois
Date/Time of photoJuly 2018
EquipmentWilliam Optics Star71-II and Canon T3i (LPF2 mod)
DescriptionThe bright red color is due to the ionization of hydrogen gas, and dark dust clouds define the eye and long bill of this cosmic bird. This constellation appears to "fly" along the plane of the Milky Way with nearby star Deneb making one of the vertices of the asterism knows as the Summer Triangle (the other two vertices are Vega and Altair).